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Hygienist Salary

Hygienists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $32.62 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Over a third enjoy medical while slightly less than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,024 - $78,424
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,414
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50%
90%

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$22.10 - $45.00
(Median)
$22
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,024 - $78,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,025 - $91,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$22.10 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$29.75 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,025 - $91,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. On average, Hygienists make $74K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $67K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 35%
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